DISSIDIA NT: Glory and Shame, all in one pretty package.

If you have been on my blog for any period of time or even recently (as I participated in a rather large group project celebrating 30 years of Final Fantasy) then you know I am a huge, HUGE fan of Dissidia Final Fantasy and its prequel-sequel Dissidia 012 [duodecim]. The first true fighter of the Final Fantasy series, it was truly an RPG gamers fighter, and a crucially important game to the series. Recently Square Enix released Dissidia NT, a true successor to the original game. How does it stand up to the original? What’s old? What’s new? Let’s find out past the break!

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Discussion Page: Violence in Gaming

I’m sure by now most of you are aware of the school shooting which recently took place in Florida, and you are probably aware of the storm of information and misinformation flying around in the aftermath. From “scripted victims” to government conspiracies, there is such a thing as being able to find too much information on a subject. In fact, any sane person looking into the ensuing flood of information, both good and bad, is likely to get lost in all of it and gain nothing of value, which may, really, be the goal.

This post, however, will focus on the presidents statements in the aftermath regarding violence in video games movies, seeing as how I post quite a bit of stuff on gaming on my blog, and also in response to an article written over at The Well-Read Mage.

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Final Fantasy: A Crystal Compendium (copy)

A number of other bloggers, along with myself, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise by releasing a large collection of memories and reviews of its numerous games in a megapost titled:

Final Fantasy: A Crystal Compendium

You can visit my own contributions to the celebration by heading over to my other site and checking out my Final Fantasy Dissidia posts!

Great Games: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy

10 Reasons Dissidia 012 is the Greatest Fighting Game Ever (That You Have Probably Never Played)!

Whether your a long time fan, a fanatic like myself or someone who isn’t even into gaming but wants to find out what all the fuss is about, check it out! Enjoy!

FFXIV: /gpose and other shots

I don’t often use the /gpose feature in FFXIV because I didn’t see much of a use for it. Activating it puts you into a special mode in which you can view everyone in your party performing the last action they initiated before /gpose was turned on. It doesn’t affect your party members, though, so it wont cause them any problems if you use it, just don’t use it during combat! When the mode first came out it was quirky and cool, but since then they have added some updates and stuff to it and made it into something pretty cool. I have seen some really awesome screen shots out of it and I was messing with it a bit the other day.

Long story short: Enjoy some screen shots of my latest FFXIV antics!

Wolfenstein: The New Order, tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, at 6pm I will be doing a live play of Wolfenstein: The New Order. Its a bigger, badder, better game than The Old Blood, with an incredible story and tons of action! Don’t miss this alternate historical take on WW2, and the second chapter of the Wolfenstein trilogy! Join me on my Mixer page from 6-8 PM, PST!

http://www.mixer.com/snappertrx

Final Fantasy Friday: Shinryu Battle (The Worms Tail)

Though this is a long video (and not mine, btw) take a few minutes to witness FF14’s version of a battle with one of the most fiendish fiends in the FF multiverse, Shinryu! Aside from being a pretty difficult battle, the accompanying music, entitled “The Worms Tail” is fantastic!

A little trivia for you: When the battle first released after the expansion “Stormblood” hit the scene many people complained about its difficulty! I don’t think the devs nerf’d it, but I might be wrong. Aside from this battle, which you are required to play through to finish the story, there is an “Extreme Mode” battle that really cranks it up to high gear. Not for the faint of heart.